10 Facts About Back Pain

10 Facts About Back Pain

  1. Back pain is scary, and can really impact on quality of life. However, only approximately 1% of people with back pain will have serious pathologies.
  2. Getting older is not a cause of back pain.
  3. Pain is rarely associated with significant tissue damage.
  4. MRI’s and X-ray’s rarely show the cause of pain. Except in cases of serious pathology.
  5. Back pain during exercise and movement does not mean you will cause further harm.
  6. Pain flare-up’s during the healing process are normal, and do not mean you are damaging your spine.
  7. In the average population, it can take back pain approximately 6-8 weeks to heal, but it can often take longer.
  8. Injections and strong drugs are not usually a cure for back pain, but can have a place to help ease pain.
  9. Back pain during pregnancy is common, but should not be taken as a normal part of pregnancy. Always seek medical opinion via your Osteopath, Midwife or GP.
  10. Difficulties with urination or defecation during a back pain episode is a medical emergency – Go straight to A&E for medical assistance.

If you are struggling with back pain – please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Herity at Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch today. Call 027 755 5700 or book online.

Better Health Osteopathy
Better Health Osteopathy
Lorraine Herity is the Clinic Director of Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch, New Zealand. She previously worked in Osteopathic clinics in London and Ireland, before moving to New Zealand. Lorraine trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London, where she gained her Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost). Lorraine is a dedicated and passionate Osteopath. Her main aim is to help her patients regain their health, and to return her patients back to their everyday activities, in as quick a time as possible.

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